If your organisation is a member of the LGiU you can access this briefing which addresses media concerns that schools may be altering their performance table position by moving pupils before the January school census.

“It looks at how current census collection arrangements have arisen, changes being implemented or planned for the future, and how census data connects with examination results and other data through the National Pupil Database. It then considers issues raised for schools, local authorities and the Department for Education (DfE), including the monitoring of schools through performance tables and the level to which data arrangements support the tracking of vulnerable children.”

Photo credit: School group by Philip Howard